Money should not be able to buy access or influence.
The resignation of Barry O’Farrell highlights the need for improved transparency of contact between government decision makers, lobbyists and those with vested interests, and for tighter donation laws. I’ve called for stronger rules for lobbyists and closing the loophole that allows corporations to donate to political parties without declaring the donation. My opinion piece is HERE and questions in Parliament HERE.
I’ll be following up with new cabinet ministers to progress community concerns, a lits of new Ministers can be found HERE.